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a bit about me:

I am Senior Researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of the Italian National Research Council IIT-CNR. Here my page on the IIT website.


I got a Ph.D. in Information Engineering from University of Pisa, in 2005, working on formal techniques to verify security properties of multicast communication protocols.

The years passed, and the research themes changed as well. In 2012, I started studying detection techniques able to unveil fake accounts and low reputable information sources.

Wow, after about 2 years of work we have published our paper on Echo-chambers detection on Pnas Nexus, great co-authors Manuel Pratelli and Fabio Saracco, love you :)


New paper on the impact of online disinformation during the 2020 US presidential elections accepted @EPJ Data Science! 

New papers @SAC 2024 and @Websci 2024 on automatically evaluating the trustworthiness level of an online news publisher:

1) John BianchiManuel Pratelli, Marinella Petrocchi, Fabio Pinelli:
Preprint: Evaluating Trustworthiness of Online News Publishers via Article Classification

2) Manuel PratelliFabio Saracco, Marinella Petrocchi:
Preprint: Unveiling News Publishers Trustworthiness Through Social Interactions

In 2024, I'll serve as

  • Programme co-Chair of ROMCIR 2024: 4th Intl. Workshop on Reducing Online Misinformation through Credible Information Retrieval, co-located worth ECIR 2024.


In 2025, I'll serve as Doctoral Consortium Chair @ ECIR 2025

Very pleased to be part of the Organizing Committee of the Aperitalks@IMT: each month a seminar on Social Networks. Have a look to the Programme and stay tuned!

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